John Major hints that the Brits are on the verge of getting serious:
“There seem to be many people who, for reasons that are irrational, dislike the Anglo-Saxon way of life,” he said.
He called for heavier penalties for those who incited violence at this “particularly sensitive time”.
“Always difficult to balance this against freedom of speech but I think, at the moment, it is justifiable to protect the public,” he argued.
Mr Major added: “As far as those who literally spit hate at our country and there are some of them – they spit hate at our country and they incite – I personally would be prepared to deport those where it is clear that what they are doing is causing civil unrest and may cost other people, as a result of that, their lives.”
His assertion of the killing of the Brazilian man being a result of a “shoot to protect” policy is both Orwellian and absurd, of course, but I’ve never been a fan of John Major or his squishy wing of the Tory party.
Still, Muslim deportations could easily become the lightning-rod issue that will sink Labor and bring the Conservative Party back into power. I find it interesting to note that after a series of attacks which are much smaller than either New York or Madrid, the British have reached this point.
I suspect it is a result of their past experience with IRA terrorism. Unlike the US and the Spanish, the Brits have tried pointless mucking around for decades and learned that it got them nowhere. I also suspect that one reason that Paris hasn’t been seriously attacked is that the police there are liable to accidentally drown dozens of handcuffed Muslims given the slightest provocation.
And as for the Germans, well, historically speaking, they don’t need much of an excuse to round up and eliminate semitic people.
A note for Euro-ignorant Americans: European laws regarding residency and citizenship are very different, and usually much more strict, than the USA’s. I strongly suggest that one look up the immigration law of a European country before embarrassing oneself by making ludicrous assertions based on one’s knowledge of US law.